Youth Explorer Program

The La Porte Police Department currently has a Police Explorers Program available for youth ages 14 to 20. The primary mission of the explorer program is to educate teens who are interested in pursuing law enforcement as a career.

Program Topics
The Department’s Support Services Police Area Representatives sponsor the group and provide training in a vast array of topics including:
  • The History of Policing
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Traffic Enforcement Procedures
  • S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics) Activities
  • Criminal Investigation Techniques
  • Firearms Safety
Following completion of their initial training, explorers may also participate in the Patrol Ride-Along Program upon obtaining permission from their legal guardians.

Additional Information
Officer Roger Gonzalez is the “Explorer” Coordinator. The Police Department encourages interested youth to contact Officer Gonzalez at 281-842-3183 for more information regarding enrollment into the Explorer Program.

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